Getting Your Formulae in Shape

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Solving a card sort for perimeter, volume and area formulae

Lesson idea. This resource is a 3 page PDF with formulae for perimeters, areas and volumes of shapes, which are organised around hexagons. They can be cut out and students asked to arrange the correct formulae next to the correct type (perimeter, area, volume). For more able students, you may wish to cut the formulae off from the shapes they refer to, and ask students to match these too.

Teaching approach. This resource provides an opportunity for some revision of shape formulae - perimeter, area, and volume. It encourages pupils to engage in effectivereasoning(ta), and group talk(ta), and could be used as an effective assessment(ta) tool. The task could be differentiated(ta), or extended for a whole class by cutting the 'formulae' lines off the bottom of each hexagon, and asking students to match these to the shapes, prior to matching the shapes to the formulae type. (edit)

 Resource details Title Getting Your Formulae in Shape Topic [[Topics/Shape|Shape]] Teaching approach [[Teaching Approaches/Assessment|Assessment]],  [[Teaching Approaches/Group talk|Group talk]],  [[Teaching Approaches/Differentiation|Differentiation]],  [[Teaching Approaches/Reasoning|Reasoning]] Learning Objectives To know The difference between perimeter, area, and volume formulae To know the formulae for calculating properties of particular shapes Subject [[Resources/Maths|Maths]] Age of students / grade [[Resources/Secondary|Secondary]] Files and resources to view and download Available to download as a PDF file Acknowledgement Created by Virtual Maths, downloadable from http://www.virtualmaths.org/activities/shapes/formulae# License These resources are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ and are available to download http://www.virtualmaths.org/activities/shapes/formulae#